Bruce reck­ons we’re a great bunch in Dou­glas

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Scott Tib­balls

WHEN Bruce Parker set out to go fish­ing with some vis­i­tors last week, he knew right away some­thing was miss­ing – his es­pe­cially bulky wal­let.

With guests to en­ter­tain and en­joy time with, los­ing his wal­let was the last thing part­time Port Dou­glas res­i­dent Bruce wanted to hap­pen – filled with cards and mem­o­ra­bilia, the prospect of los­ing the wal­let was ‘a night­mare’.

What fol­lowed in the next hour warmed his heart and prompted him to share his story about how his wal­let, which was left be­hind af­ter a pit stop at the su­per­mar­ket the night be­fore had been found by an early morn­ing cleaner and put away for safe­keep­ing, to be handed into the po­lice af­ter the worker’s shift.

Bruce de­scribed how early morn­ing work­ers on Macrossan St helped him ev­ery step of the way.

“I reckon that speaks vol­umes. It re­flects very well on Port Dou­glas.”

Bruce told how he re­traced his steps to Coles, where work­ers putting up Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions pointed him in the right di­rec­tion to find­ing the cleaner fin­ished up work in a nearby shop, who handed over the wal­let im­me­di­ately.

Bruce had glow­ing praise for the cleaner and ev­ery­one who helped him, say­ing that Port Dou­glas is full of hon­est peo­ple that helped him with­out de­lay.

“I don’t think that there’s any­where in this coun­try that bet­ters Port Dou­glas.

“It is the jewel in the crown of Queens­land.”

Pic­ture: SCOTT TIB­BALLS

Bruce Parker, re­united with his lost wal­let

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